Trend Micro patent claim provokes software community, leads to boycott
Posted by: Anonymous
on February 12, 2008 11:27 AM
Since about everybody on this world uses free software one way or the other, it seems a bit weird to make the point that it's about every kind of software.
The thing is: they are just parasiting on others that use or have developed good software themselves open or not. Since software patents are *always* "obvious to peers", pointing that obviousness out is mood.
Anyway: this just points out: if you are using free or commercial software, as a user you are always liable for the software you use. Parasites will always feed where they can get feed the most without getting in trouble too much (much like darwins law :-) ).
The only thing we can do against (software-)parasites is to kill any legality on patents on software.